Rameshwar Thakur

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Rameshwar Thakur (28 July 1927 – 15 January 2015) was a senior Indian National Congress politician and former union minister of India, he was the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 2009 to 2011 and Governor of Odisha from 2004 to 2006, Andhra Pradesh from 2006 to 2007 and Karnataka from 2007 to 2009. He was a Chartered Accountant. He was also President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from 1966 to 1967.

Biography[edit]

Thakur was born in the village of Thakur Gangti, Godda District, Jharkhand. He had participated in Quit India movement. He served as President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from November 1998 to November 2001, and again after November 2004. Thakur was sworn-in as the 15th Governor of Karnataka on August 21, 2007.[1]

Thakur in his capacity as governor had been accused of favouritism towards his parent party, Congress. The interim report of the Lokayukta (Anti-corruption unit of Karnataka) stated that Dharam Singh who is also from Congress, as Chief Minister allowed lifting of iron ore from farmland illegally, causing a huge loss to the State's exchequer. The report had recommended for recovery of Rs. 36 crore from Dharam Singh for causing loss to the exchequer. However, before demitting the office, the then Governor Rameshwar Thakur absolved Singh of all charges.

He was transferred to Governor Madhya Pradesh for the remainder of his governatorial term on June 24, 2009. Thakur took over from Balram Jakhar on the end of the latter's term on June 30. He left office on September 7, 2011.[2] Rameswar died on 15 January 2015 at Delhi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vicky Nanjappa, "Karnataka: Rameshwar Thakur takes charge as governor", Rediff.com, August 22, 2007.
  2. ^ "New Madhya Pradesh governor sworn-in". IANS (iNewsOne). 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Former Odisha Governor Rameshwar Thakur passes away". OdishaSamay. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

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Preceded by
Shankarrao Chavan
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Sharad Pawar
Preceded by
Sharad Pawar
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
2004–
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by
Sushil Kumar Shinde
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Narayan Dutt Tiwari
Preceded by
M. M. Rajendran
Governor of Odisha
2004-2007
Succeeded by
Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare
Preceded by
T. N. Chaturvedi
Governor of Karnataka
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Hansraj Bhardwaj